AFCON U-23 QUALIFIERS: Olympic Eagles Train in Dar-es-salaam ahead of Tanzania showdown

Nigeria National U-23 Men’s team had a feel of Benjamin Mpaka Stadium, Dar es Salaam as the team finalised preparations ahead of the encounter with Tanzania on Saturday.

The Olympic Eagles who arrived Dar-es- Salaam on Friday morning aboard Kenyan Airline went through a light training session under the watchful eyes of Coach Salisu Yusuf, Kennedy Boboye and goalkeeper’s trainer, Suleiman Shuaibu.

18 players including two goalkeepers took part in the training session which lasted for an hour. Friday evening’s training session marked the end of the team’s preparations ahead of the tie against Tanzania.

The Olympic Eagles are lodged at Tiffany Diamond Hotel in Dar-es-Salaam Metropolis.

The match  will take place at the Benjamin Mpaka Stadium, Dar-es-Salaam on Saturday 4pm Local time (2pm Nigeria time).

Meanwhile, Nigeria High Commissioner to Tanzania, Ambassador Hamisu Umar Takalmawa has charged the Olympic Eagles to aim for victory in the match.
Ambassador Takalmawa made the call shortly before the team’s training session at the Benjamin Mpaka Stadium, Dar-es-Salaam on Friday evening.

Takalmawa further added that despite the 60 year old Nigeria/Tanzania bilateral relationship, the Olympic Eagles should do the needful by ensuring they beat their Tanzanian counterparts on Saturday.